Family-Friendly Fun in Whistler in the Fall

While the Canadian resort of Whistler may be best known for skiing in winter and outdoor adventure in summer, Whistler in the fall is equally as brilliant. Despite being often overlooked, Whistler in the fall months offers comfortable temperatures, accommodation deals and the best of both peak seasons.

While the Canadian resort of Whistler may be best known as a paradise for skiers in winter and a mecca for outdoor adventure lovers in summer, the months of fall are equally as brilliant. Despite being often overlooked, Whistler in the fall months offers comfortable temperatures, accommodation deals and the best of both peak seasons.

Here are my top picks of what to do if you’re visiting Whistler while the leaves are falling.

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Throw axes when the rain comes…

It’s always great to have an indoor activity lined up if you’re in Whistler in the fall, just in case you need shelter from the rain or sun. That said, axe-throwing is a fun activity whatever the weather. This lumberjack activity has exploded in popularity around the world, popular as a bachelorette party pastime as well as a bona fide sport. Forged Axe Throwing has everything you need to get started, and they’ll teach you a bunch of tricks and techniques to get you hitting a bullseye in no time.

While the Canadian resort of Whistler may be best known as a paradise for skiers in winter and a mecca for outdoor adventure lovers in summer, the months of fall are equally as brilliant. Despite being often overlooked, Whistler in the fall months offers comfortable temperatures, accommodation deals and the best of both peak seasons.

 

Go mountain biking before it’s too late…

It won’t be long before the local trails once again succumb to winter’s icy grip and heaps of snow block the labyrinth of paths that have welcomed adventurers all summer. Take advantage of your last chance to enjoy mountain biking in Whistler, and while the trails are still clear head out on a guided tour. If you’d rather explore on foot, Whistler guided hikes are the perfect way to explore the wilderness safely.

Cross country mountain biking at Lost Lake

Drink craft beer and celebrate…

If you happen to be visiting Whistler in September, look out for the Whistler Beer Festival (September 9-15) that traditionally marks the end of summer. This raucous seven-day festival celebrates over 140 craft beers from across the province and has a real feel-good factor. Check out the tasting events in Whistler Olympic Plaza during the weekend (Sept 14-15) as well as bask nights, beer battles and even beer yoga. Of course, with a number of craft breweries based locally, you’ll be able to sample ales all year long.

Relax and unwind…

For the locals, fall is the perfect time to relax and unwind ahead of the busy winter season. Check out the numerous treatments and massage packages at Whistler’s Scandinave Spa. The Scandinave Spa Baths Experience is available at any time of year, and is a great way to experience hydrotherapy, an age-old tradition that cycles hot, cold, and relaxing spa treatment. This ancient practice dates back to thousands of years and is proven to both energize and rest the body, improving blood circulation and activating the lymphatic system to help detoxification.

Enjoy a little culture…

The arts and culture scene in Whistler has grown rapidly over recent years. Stop by the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, the Whistler Museum or the Audain Art Museum to learn more about the region’s history. The Whistler Museum even features one of the original gondola cabins – sure to make you thankful for today’s health and safety innovations!

Audain Art Museum, Whistler. Photo by Justa Jeskova.

Go sightseeing, from above…

Ziplining in Whistler has to be one of the most epic ways to see the stunning scenery from above, all while strapped to a wire and flying above the old-growth forests. Thanks to a specially designed harness that lets two adventurers plummet down the mountain side-by-side, you’ll be able to share the experience with someone special. You’ll enjoy one of the best seats in the house when it comes to viewing the autumnal explosion of reds, oranges, and purples.

TL;DR

I’m so glad I discovered this resort so that I could share these amazing attractions with you! I will definitely be adding Whistler in the fall to my personal ultimate travel bucket list

Whistler is a two-hour drive from Vancouver International Airport and flights to Vancouver operate daily from most major hubs and daily shuttle buses leave the terminal building at frequent intervals.

So be sure to book your stay and get your tush to Whistler this fall, autumn will be here before you know it!

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With all my love,

SC xo

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